Student Projects

FunSquare: The Fun Fact Generator

Type: Bachelor
Status: Completed June 2011
Student: Thomas Selber

Funsquare is a public-display service to facilitate social interaction between strangers, acquaintances and friends. It displays context-aware “fun facts” about a place, using an arbitrary range of topics, e.g., sustainability, history, science. By providing conversational topics and becoming a special feature of the place, Funsquare can help stimu- lating socialization through “triangulation”, an effect where special feature of the place acts as a link between people.

The goal of this project is to implement the F3G module of the FunSquare application, i.e., an engine that is able to pair various “facts” from a database with “context information” and generate lists of “fun facts” that are written back into the database, so that another module can display them.

For more information contact: Ivan ElhartNemanja Memarovic

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